- Sep 10, 2014
I jest about phone boxes, but many people used them into the 1980s even though landline phones had been around for yonks. And the smell of piss was extraordinary.Well if you could afford to go out why didn't you just not go out and use that money to get the more important things you didn't have instead of wasting it? That's your equivalent of a Costa coffee and a pizza. You're just refusing to acknowledge it as such.
So they could afford the phone box. That's because that's how far technology had got at the time. That'd be like in the future when everyone's got a virtual interface embedded in their brain saying "they could even afford to have a mobile phone". It's all relative.
As for having only 4 channels on TV I've never thought that today's generation have benefited . Now they have 600 channels of absolute shite.
What they never had so easy is not having to walk over to the telly every time you want to change channel. What a pain in the arse that was.